Education & Training

Ensure Quality Professional Development

Our education sessions are taught so that each participant leaves with a better understanding on the topic and knows how to make the changes necessary to ensure a successful product or service. View the Education Catalog below to identify the courses that will most benefit you and your team. 

Upcoming Education Programs

View a listing of all upcoming educational programs. When available, the listings will include detailed agendas, speaker information, locations times and more for each educational program.

This listing is updated on a regular basis.

Team Building

Having a highly effective team is essential for the success of any operation. Contact MSAE for help with: 
+ Training programs with tested consultants and team building activities.
+ The Professional Dynametrics Program (PDP). It examines dominance, extroversion, pace, conformity, logic and energy, allowing for self-examination and team exploration. We have a license for this product making it affordable.

2015 - 2016 Education Catalog

To ensure quality professional development offerings, MSAE embarked upon a journey to assess members’ educational needs. As a part of this process, we reviewed evaluations of programs; conducted focus groups and talked to members regarding their experiences in the classroom. We wanted to glean from their perspective and transform our education program into quality learning and leadership experiences.


As a result, we eliminated, revised and modified our classes to better meet the needs of members. The CEO Circles, Academy of Association Management, the CAE Summit, the Planning Retreat, and the Holiday Brunch and Technology Showcase all went through a thorough assessment to meet the education and networking needs of members. MSAE wants to earn your respect as your go to place in meeting the professional development needs of you and your team. For 2015-2016, we are providing an opportunity for members to suggest topics for one-hour webinars that will ensure effective and efficient associations. So, if you have an idea, please share it with me. Our first webinar focused on Internal Controls and received rave reviews. Now, we are looking to build on that momentum.


To meet the diverse learning needs of our members, MSAE incorporates at least two of the following learning styles—visual, aural, kinesthetic and conceptual—into each education session. We want to make sure that we teach in a way that each participant leaves with a better understanding on the topic and knows how to make the changes necessary to ensure a successful product or service. Bottom line, we want you to receive a return on investment.


Please take a look at our Education Catalog and identify the courses that will most benefit you and your team in enhancing your learning and leadership experiences. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Edward Woods III or call 517-332-6723.

In-Service Training

MSAE offers customized in-service training for your association.  When you have a need for any training for your association, MSAE can create and provide it for you. Edward Woods III or call 517-332-6723.



Third Thought® Association Leader Development Model – Self Assessment

We put the learner in the driver’s seat, allowing you to chart your own course and choose content that fits your needs, learning style, time constraints and budget. Through an online self-assessment you will understand the gaps between your current level of knowledge and what you need to know to be master the 3 facets needed to be successful in this profession:  Personal Awareness, Association Knowledge, and Industry Understanding.  The completion of the self-assessment allows the you  to  develop your own professional development or learning plan.

About Our Company

We are the association for associations  in Michigan! Our mission is to ensure a knowledgeable, professional and successful association community. 

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